Category Archive: Willshire

Sep 22

Old Advertising Items from Willshire Grain & Supply

Last week I wrote about Willshire Grain & Supply, where my mom worked as their bookkeeper for 33 years. The three local grain elevators were owned by Tom Burk and were located in Willshire, Schumm, and Wren, Ohio. As was the practice of many businesses, Willshire Grain & Supply gave away advertising items, especially at …

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Sep 15

Willshire Grain & Supply

When harvest time comes around I always remember how busy my mom, Florence (Schumm) Miller, was during the fall harvest as Willshire Grain & Supply’s bookkeeper. She often put in extra hours during what was probably the busiest time of the year for both her and the farmers. Anyone who knew my mother remembers that …

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May 26

Memorial Day Musings 2017

This coming Monday we celebrate Memorial Day, a federal holiday that was originally called Decoration Day and traditionally marks the beginning of summer. A day to remember those who died in military service for our country. Memorial Day began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in …

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Mar 31

House Demolished Near River Henry Residence

One of my distant Schumm cousins sent me this interesting photo of a house a couple miles east of Willshire that was nearly demolished about 100 years ago. The home was near River Henry Schumm’s home on route 81 near the St. Marys River. River Henry was Carol’s great-grandfather, the father of her grandfather Herman …

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Feb 03

The Buchanans of Willshire

Here are a couple more interesting postcards from Willshire, Ohio, from the early 1900s. You can see the name Buchanan on the side of the the horse-drawn hearse below. Stephen S. Buchanan and his son Claude were both undertakers in Willshire. This is likely Stephen Buchanan driving the hearse. According to the awning on the …

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